Lipscomb Defeats USC Upstate in Series Opener

Lipscomb Defeats USC Upstate in Series Opener

Box Score (.pdf)

Nashville, Tenn. – A late rally by USC Upstate fell short as the Spartans dropped the opener of an ASUN Conference series to Lipscomb 5-2 at Ken Dugan Field on Friday night.

Lipscomb improves to 17-23 overall and 5-8 in the league while USC Upstate drops to 21-23-1 and 4-9.

Scoring Breakdown

  • Bottom 1st – Maddux Houghton reached on a one-out walk and advanced to third on a two-out Zeke Dodson single. Houghton scored on a Jake Perry single.
  • Bottom 3rd – Dodson reached on a one-out single and advanced to second on a walk. Dodson scored on a Cade Sorrells single.
  • Bottom 4th – Lee Solomon scored on a wild pitch.
  • Bottom 5th – Chandler Chambers hit a solo home run.
  • Top 7thAndres Kim was hit by a pitch and scored on a Mason Stewart single. The Spartans loaded the bases with two outs before a flyout ended the inning.
  • Bottom 8th – Solomon led off the inning with a home run.
  • Top 9thWill Hardigree hit his first collegiate home run, a solo blast, with one out.


  • Hardigree went 3-for-4 with two singles, a home run and an RBI. Tonight was his sixth multi-hit game of the season.
  • Stewart went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI.
  • Pat Raiff finished 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Kyle Gensler went 1-for-4 with a single.
  • Dodson went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored to lead the Lipscomb offense.
  • Solomon and Chambers each went 1-for-4 with a home run.
  • Lipscomb stranded 11 baserunners while USC Upstate left eight on base.
  • The teams combined for four errors, with three of those charged to USC Upstate.
  • Joshua Colon (2-2) earned the win, allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts as he went the distance.
  • Kevin Hickey (2-3) took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits with five walks and two strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
  • Grant Hoppock pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.

Up Next

  • USC Upstate and Lipscomb continue their series tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Eastern.

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